Check out the top stories of the past week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de:
Homeopathy and Mystical Methods
Germany now has its first professor for homeopathy at the Berlin Charité, and the savants argue about the consequences of such an enthronement. Christian argues:
“In principle I would hope the new professorship could help to identify ineffective alternative healing methods and, if so, to inform the public about the sense and nonsense of certain methods.”
At the same time, Ulrich Berger describes a miraculous machine that dries damp basements without electricity and energy and criticizes the use of scientific expressions for the marketing of such “machines.”
“Well, there is a small problem with these Tesla or electromagnetic longitudinal or scalar waves…they do not exist.”
It is high time to give attention to Thilo Küssner’s dazzling series in Mathlog which charms with mathematical aesthetic models. In Germany 2008, is the year of mathematics.
Illustrated calculation at its best. Enjoy:
Coffeecup and donut shape
ScienceBlogs.de Has Its Own Podcast
Thomas Wanhoff has a well known German podcast. Now he also looks at ScienceBlogs.de and provides us with very nice views into our latest news. You can also download them also on iTunes. Science to go.
Funny Particle Zoo
Bad luck: These toys are not safety rated for children under five years of age. Good luck: Adults may play with them.
That’s it for now. Note that links in this article are to blog posts in German—but their authors are usually happy to respond to comments in English. Danke!
This newsletter is compiled by ScienceBlogs.de managing editor Beatrice Lugger.